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The Best Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

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Top attractions in Playa del Carmen

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Xcaret , Playa del Carmen
Take a short drive out of Cancun to Xcaret, where ecologically oriented activities cater to visitors of all ages. The theme park gets its nam
Tours from $110
Scuba & Snorkeling , Playa del Carmen
Release your inner explorer and discover the marine world, ancient history, and adventure parks of Riviera Maya on a guided snorkeling or scu
Tours from $34
Zipline , Playa del Carmen
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Tours from $55
Discover a coastal paradise and a pre-Columbian culture at Tulum Archaeological Site, commanding the views over a pristine beach lapped by tu
Tours from $12
Scuba & Snorkeling , Cozumel
Make the most out of your time in the area by joining a scuba or snorkeling tour from Cozumel. Most local agencies offer combo tours, and the
Tours from $15

Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks · Zipline · Landmarks
From lounging on palm-flanked beaches to snorkeling over colorful coral reefs, sun and water enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do in Playa Del Carmen. Adventurous souls can fly over tropical landscapes on ziplines, swim with sharks, or head over to Xcaret Eco Theme Park, an ecology-oriented complex filled with sea turtles, dolphins, and other animals. Visitors should also check out the relics of the ancient Mayas spread across Riviera Maya--consider starting your journey through the region's history at nearby Tulum.

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Places to visit with Playa del Carmen

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Where to stay in Playa del Carmen

Look no farther than the shorefront if you're after a luxury hotel or resort with a swimming pool--some of the largest and most lavish options lie a few minutes from the town center, offering spacious settings and impeccable views over the water. The town center--especially the main street, Quinta Avenida--brims with smaller and more budget-friendly accommodations, a bit farther from the beach but just a stone's throw from a wide range of eateries and night spots.
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